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Plan B while breastfeeding? Nicola - BG Trainer [HBC] 1 child; Boca Raton, Florida 15687 posts
12th Nov '08

Yes, I'm a dumb ass. I'm 4w2d PP and DB and I had sex last night for the first time since we had our LO, unprotected. I dont know wtf we were thinking. I haven't had a period yet, but I know that doesn't matter, right? What are the effects of taking Plan B while breastfeeding? Will it affect my supply, will it affect my LO? Has anyone taken it before while BF'ing?



Please let me know, thanks!

June Bugs 2 kids; Saginaw, Michigan 5696 posts
12th Nov '08

Call your OB..
Ask them what they think..

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
12th Nov '08

I say call your doctor.

Nicola - BG Trainer [HBC] 1 child; Boca Raton, Florida 15687 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting June Bugs:
*Mango Meli* 18 kids; United Kingdom 7046 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting June Bugs:
June Bugs 2 kids; Saginaw, Michigan 5696 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting Nicola's a Mommy! [HBC]:
Eureka! 1 child; Lakeland, Florida 2678 posts
12th Nov '08

I found this, but I'd probably still call the doc.
"Morning-After pills
Morning-after pills should be used only as a last resort (whether you are breastfeeding or not).
There are currently two types of products on the market packaged specifically as "morning-after pills:"



  • a combination pill containing estrogen and progestin (Preven, Ovral)
  • a progestin-only pill (Plan B).


Milk supply: Estrogen, in particular, has been linked to low milk supply in nursing moms. There may be a slight drop in milk supply a few days after taking the morning-after pill, but milk levels should rebound thereafter. See Increasing Low Milk Supply for additional info on increasing milk supply. Talk to your health care provider and/or lactation consultant about using an herb that increases milk supply (fenugreek, for example) to reduce any adverse effects on supply.
Safety: The morning after pill is considered compatible with breastfeeding, but should only be used rarely. Not the first choice for routine birth control, it should be used only as a last resort (whether breastfeeding or not). Both progestin and estrogen are considered compatible with breastfeeding by the AAP. See below for additional information on side effects related to lactation.

EastonsMom TTC since Feb 2014; 1 child; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 30918 posts
12th Nov '08

Morning-After pills
Morning-after pills should be used only as a last resort (whether you are breastfeeding or not).
There are currently two types of products on the market packaged specifically as "morning-after pills:"



  • a combination pill containing estrogen and progestin (Preven, Ovral) a progestin-only pill (Plan B).


Milk supply: Estrogen, in particular, has been linked to low milk supply in nursing moms. There may be a slight drop in milk supply a few days after taking the morning-after pill, but milk levels should rebound thereafter. See Increasing Low Milk Supply for additional info on increasing milk supply. Talk to your health care provider and/or lactation consultant about using an herb that increases milk supply (fenugreek, for example) to reduce any adverse effects on supply.
Safety: The morning after pill is considered compatible with breastfeeding, but should only be used rarely. Not the first choice for routine birth control, it should be used only as a last resort (whether breastfeeding or not). Both progestin and estrogen are considered compatible with breastfeeding by the AAP. See below for additional information on side effects related to lactation.



http://kellymom.com/health/meds/birthcontrol.html

EastonsMom TTC since Feb 2014; 1 child; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 30918 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting Eureka!:
Nicola - BG Trainer [HBC] 1 child; Boca Raton, Florida 15687 posts
12th Nov '08

Is it even possible to become pregnant so soon?! :? I wasn't thinking about protection at the time, we've both been so horny lol. He pulled out, I know that doesn't work because that's how our LO got here this time! lol :?

Nicola - BG Trainer [HBC] 1 child; Boca Raton, Florida 15687 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting EastonsMom:
EastonsMom TTC since Feb 2014; 1 child; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 30918 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting Nicola's a Mommy! [HBC]:
Eureka! 1 child; Lakeland, Florida 2678 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting Nicola's a Mommy! [HBC]:
Ricky&Emma's Mommy 2 kids; California 5023 posts
12th Nov '08

I dont think you can take it momma!!! but there is no harm in asking!!!
How is her colic doing? is she sleeping better?

Nicola - BG Trainer [HBC] 1 child; Boca Raton, Florida 15687 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting EastonsMom: